A report by ThisDay, indicates that all is not well between the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, and his Deputy, Chief Edward Onoja.
According to the report, there is a silent war between Governor Bello and Onoja, over appointments.
Sources quoted in the report revealed that Bello rejected the names Onoja recommended for key positions.
The Governor had unceremoniously cleared his cabinet, with insiders saying that the cleanout was a sign of the hostility between the duo.
Bello, from the Minority Ebira tribe, and Onoja from the majority Igala tribe, have been friends for long, but it is looking like politics is about to rubbish their friendship.
Before now, Bello and Onoja had taken large strides together, going from young voices in the struggle, to frontline helmsmen.
So close was Onoja to Bello, that his predecessor, Simon Achuba, was selected as Deputy Governor, after his (Onoja’s) recommendation.
Barely a month after his re-election, Bello conducted the cabinet cleanout, rejected the Onoja-sponsored appointment list, and allegedly effectively began side-lining Onoja.